The 2nd day of the two semifinals of the SLC Major Emerging Tournament 2019/20 were worked out today between the defending champions SSC and Colts while Chilaw Marians CC took on Army SC.
Sinhalese Sports Club Vs Colts Cricket Club
Colts Cricket Club resumed the 2nd day of the first semi-final of SLC Major Emerging Tournament on 61 for 4, chasing SSC’s 1st innings score of 128 at Marians Cricket Ground, Katunayake.
Left arm spinner Akash Senarathna dismantled Colts’ batsmen as he picked up 5 wickets to restrict the opposition to 185. South paw Kavishka Anjula made a valuable 64 to earn his team a first innings lead of 57 runs.
SSC batting unit failed in their duties once again in the 2nd innings, except for the Royalist Pasindu Sooriyabandara who scored an unbeaten 69 to hold the innings for SSC and extend the lead which would ultimately decide their spot in the final. Left arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama collected 4 wickets in the process.
At stumps on day 02, SSC were 178 for 8 in the 2nd innings, leading by 121 runs.
Sinhalese Sports Club 128 (39.2) Krishan Sanjula 28, Sohan De Livera 25, Akash Senarathna 20, Dhananjaya Lakshan 4/28, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/12, Kavishka Anjula 2/36
& 178/8 (46.2) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 69*, Akash Senarathna 25, Avishka Senadeera 23, Praveen Jayawickrama 4/73, Kavishka Anjula 2/29
Colts Cricket Club 185 (52.2) Kavishka Anjula 64, Vishad Randika 34, Prince Fernando 24, Akash Senarathna 5/67, Thaneesha Weerakoon 2/44
Stumps – Day 2
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Vs Army Cricket Club
Chillaw Marians dominated another rain-hit day at P Sara Oval, Colombo against Army SC in the 2nd semi-final as they have now batted for all two days of the match through 112 overs.
Nimesh Vimukthi and Kavindu Irosh scored half centuries for Chilaw Marians while Maleesha Aluthgedara secured 3 scalps. They were 254 for 9 at stumps ofnday 02.
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 254/9 (112) Nimesh Vimukthi 58, Kavindu Irosh 56, Sanoj Wijethunga 47, Kavindu Bandara 37, Lasith Croospulle 20, Maleesha Aluthgedara 3/60, Thulina Dilshan 2/26, Heshan Hettiarachchi 2/35
Stumps – Day 2